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The Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center, Inc. (TRRC), located at 3750 Shady Lane in Glenwood, Maryland, provides therapeutic horseback riding services to children and adults with a wide range of physical, mental and emotional disabilities, including:


  • Amputations

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Autism

  • Blindness/Visual Impairment

  • Brain Injury

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Deafness

  • Developmental Delay

  • Down Syndrome

  • Emotional Disabilities, Behavioral or

Mental Health Issues

  • Genetic Conditions


  • Intellectual Disability

  • Learning Disability

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Muscular Distrophy

  • Orthopedic Issues

  • Paralysis

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Pulmonary Disorders

  • Speech Impairment

  • Spina Bifida

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Stroke

  • Terminal Illness

Thirty years ago, Dr. Helen Tuel realized the value of therapeutic horseback riding, enrolled at Vanderbilt University, earned a doctorate in Education Administration researching the benefit of play in learning, and founded TRRC with her husband, John, in 1983 with a borrowed pony and a teen with Down Syndrome. Since then, the center has flourished and is now also a place for recreational riders and volunteers who want to share in the work that we do. It is a safe and nurturing environment, where special bonds develop with horse and rider, therapists and volunteers.


Therapeutic horseback riding can be effective in improving motor skills like strength and balance, building confidence and improving quality of life for these individuals. Therapeutic and recreational riding lessons at TRRC are taught by riding instructors, and clients work specifically on horseback riding skills.


We rely on the generous support from our donors and volunteers.


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Co-Founder, Dr. Helen Tuel

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Co-Founder, John Tuel

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Children Matter- Therapy 4 Kids

April Odendahl, along with her team of skilled therapists will be joining us here at TRRC once again! We are extremely lucky and grateful to have her back.

Sponsor a horse!

Here at TRRC, we love our horses. Do you love them just as much? You can now fill out a very short form to sponsor one! Click the link below to download sponsorship form.


TRRC's Employee of the Month

We would love to give a shout out to Emily Novick. Emily has been working at TRRC for quite some time now. Nothing can slow her down! She is incredibly hard- working, always on time, and very attentive to the needs of everyone around her. Thanks Emily!

Horses of the Month


This month's horses of the month are Bella and Chita. Chita hasn't been feeling so great lately and would appreciate anything to help her out. Bella is one of our most cherished horses on the farm, by TRRC and by our riders. Her tireless work is truly priceless
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